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Co-captain of the AFL Sydney Swans Jarrad McVeigh, and his wife, model Clementine, welcomed their daughter Lolita-Luella on July 8. Lolita-Luella McVeigh was born at Sydney’s Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick, arriving at 3.17pm and weighing 3.2 kg (7 pounds).

You may remember Jarrad and Clementine from the blog last year, when they lost their baby Luella at the age of four weeks, due to a congenital heart problem. After her death, the couple went on an overseas trip so they could get away from everything and work through their grief together. It was while they were in Italy that they conceived Lolita-Luella, and she was born 17 days before Luella’s birthday. The second part of her name is obviously in honour of her sister; I understand that she will be called Lolita in everyday life.

In an interview, Jarrad says that they are proud of Luella for the courage she demonstrated in her short life, that they think about her every day, and that she will always be part of their family.